For best work on a significant aspect of Connecticut’s history published or produced by, for, or on behalf of a Connecticut historical society or organization. The types of works that are eligible include monographs, articles, exhibitions, films, television programs, CDs, DVDs, finding aids, or guides to manuscript collections, subject bibliographies, etc. Established in 1994.
1996 New Haven Colony Historical Society, The Story of the Farmington Canal (New Haven Colony Historical Society).
1996 Woodbridge Historical District Study Committee, Historic Woodbridge: An Historic and Architectural Resource Survey (Cunningham Associates).
1997 No award given.
1998 Mystic River Historical Society for publishing An Account of My Life: The Childhood Journals of Helen May Clarke, 1915-1926.
1999 Service Award to Connecticut League of History Organizations, President Liz Shapiro.
2000 Connecticut Academy of the Arts and Sciences for publishing A History of Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 1799-1999, by Mary Ellen Ellsworth.
2001 Hampton Antiquarian & Historical Society for publishing Discovering Hampton: A Connecticut Town, by Janice Trecker.
2002 New London County Historical Society for publishing A View From the Sixties: The Black Experience in Southeastern Connecticut, a Memoir by Linwood W. Bland, Jr.
2003 Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich for publishing Greenwich History, Vol. 7.
2004 Vernon Historical Society, Building the Loom City: Rockville, Connecticut, 1821-1908 by S. Ardis Abbot (Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.).
2005 New Haven Preservation Trust, Carriages & Clocks, Corsets & Locks: The Rise and Fall of an Industrial City – New Haven, Connecticut (University Press of New England).
2006 Bill Stanley Books, The Norwich Historical Society’s The 9-Mile Square..
2008 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Eugene Gaddis, Magic Façade: The Austin House.
2009 The Friends of the Grove Street Cemetery and Karyl Evans, The Grove Street Cemetery: City of the Dead, City of the Living (Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network).
2010 Connecticut Historical Society and Nancy Finlay, Picturing Victorian America: Prints by the Kellogg Brothers of Hartford, Connecticut, 1830-1880 (Wesleyan University Press).
2011 Connecticut Historical Society and Susan P. Schoelwer, Connecticut Needlework: Women, Art, and Family, 1740-1840.
2012 Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield: The Making of a New England Town.
2013 New London County Historical Society and Dr. Glenn Gordinier, The Rockets’ Red Glare: The War of 1812 and Connecticut.
2014 Connecticut State Library, Editor Douglas Arnold, The Public Records of the State of Connecticut from 1819 to 1820, Vol. 20.
2015 Mystic Seaport, The Charles W. Morgan: A Picture History of an American Icon.
2016 Kent Historical Society for its exhibition, “The Camps of Kent: Memories of Summer,” co-curated by Marge Smith and Melissa Cherniske.